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josiah
01-29-2005, 08:50 PM
I am scripting an effects plugin in which you render from. The "rendering progress dialog" does not appear during rendering, therefore you can not monitor the state of the render. Is there anyway via script to open the dialog?

Barring that, is there a way I can get the same info and display it on my dialog? The pertinant things I would like to get from the "rendering progress dialog" are:

(1) The "current task" info.
(2) Memory usage.
(3) last frame time.

The "current task" info gets info from the current renderer, such as which pass it is on (vray). I tried using "progressbar:true", but that dosent do the same thing, plus for some reason, using it "hides" the effect dialog completely between renders.

Can anyone please help me either opening the "rendering progress dialog", or getting the needed info for use in my effects dialog?

Thanks for any ideas!

Bobo
01-30-2005, 04:24 PM
I am pretty sure you cannot do that.

When you say Effects dialog, what exactly does it do?
If you could implement it as a RenderEffect scripted plugin, you could use the regular rendering mechanism and let your effects plugin report the progress to the Render Scene Dialog instead of the other way round...

josiah
01-30-2005, 07:29 PM
Hi Bobo! What I am working on actually is scripted as a render effect plugin.

I have found myself using Tomas Cayuela's terrific "BigRender" effects plugin quite a bit to render memory heavy scenes. It breaks a render up into any number of "tiles" for less memory consumption.

I decided to write my own version with more options such as preselect start and end tiles, render any single tile, and render frames. Not much trouble there, but I cant seem to find a way to include "render progress", "memory usage" and "last frame time" into the dialog.

Thanks for the reply Bobo, maybe I'll just have to be satisfied without those things :)

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